Early Thursday morning in the 2000 block of Splendor Drive in Florissant, Florissant Valley Firefighters responded within 3 minutes to a residential fire with two occupants trapped in separate bedrooms. The patients were extricated from the burning home through bedroom windows in the rear of the house. Fortunately, the doors to both bedrooms were closed, which effectively kept the blaze from spreading into the rooms with the occupants. Both patients were transported by FVFPD EMS to hospitals for treatment. Departments from Blackjack and Hazelwood were on scene in mutual aid.
Several news media outlets did stories on the fire and the rescue. The home had no working smoke detectors. The entire incident was an important lesson on the value of smoke detectors and safety actions like always closing bedroom doors while you are sleeping.
Such actions are truly life-saving things to know. If you have any questions, feel free to call the FVFPD at (314) 837-4894.